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Category: Research

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Lexington Quickly Becoming a Travel and Tourism City

A recent study released by the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage found total expenditures attributable to travel and tourism in Fayette County in 2017 to be $2,082,039,640. This total represents an increase in expenditures of over $3.3 million from 2016. Additionally, Lexington’s tourism industry supported 15,393 jobs in 2017. Lexington’s numbers were second...

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City’s Greenspace Survey Confirms Lexingtonians Value Greenspaces, Farmland

As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government conducted a survey to assess the community’s attitudes about greenspaces. Highlights from the Survey include the following: 72% of respondents favor no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary; 12% favor expansion; 16% don’t know 81% of respondents support using public funds to...

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Implications of Shifting Demographics on Housing Needs

Fayette Alliance partnered with other community stakeholders and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government to commission a housing market demand study as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update. To plan responsibly for our future growth, it is important to understand recent trends and demographic projections. The study projected our housing needs for the ten-year period...

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Study Finds Ag Cluster has $2.3 Billion Annual Economic Impact in Fayette County

Agricultural Impact Study On Fayette County Economy Released By UK College Of Agriculture, Food, and Environment A new study was released yesterday that underscores the vital role agriculture plays in Fayette County’s economy. It updates the findings of the 2012 landmark study “The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster on the Fayette County Economy.” The study...

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Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available for Development and Redevelopment

Underutilized Property Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available For Development And Redevelopment Inside Fayette County’s Current Urban Services Boundary Recently, we commissioned nationally-respected firm Lord Aeck Sargent to complete an assessment and analysis of properties within the Urban Services Boundary (USB) of Fayette County. They examined all property within the existing USB and analyzed its possible...

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Op-Ed: Expansion Can’t Meet Lexington’s Housing Needs

Text was originally published as an Op-Ed by Susan Speckert in the Lexington Herald-Leader on March 25, 2017. Done in an intentional and planned way, infill and redevelopment is sustainable and ensures continued investment into and improvement of our city while protecting our iconic Bluegrass landscape. It also creates more housing opportunities inside the city...

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Agritourism

Agriculture in Fayette County isn’t just horses, livestock, and crops… it’s also about tourism. In 2010 according to the USDA, Fayette County had farm sales of $504.1 million and was ranked the number one agricultural county in Kentucky.  Fayette (one of 120 counties in Kentucky) achieved 10.4% of all agricultural farm sales in the state.[1]...

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We’re Moving!

We’re moving offices Wednesday, January 5th through Monday, January 9th. Our phones will be disconnected during the  move so if you need to contact the office please email, Charlene, Knox, or Kathleen. Our new offices are located at 603 W. Short St. Lexington, KY 40508. We are also looking bookshelves and a microwave for our...

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